Mark Geragos, the lawyer for Colin Kaepernick and fresh off a settlement in Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit with the NFL, believes his client has an NFL future ahead of him.

One that could see him in Patriot Blue, no less.

“It would not surprise me if [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft makes a move,” Geragos said in an interview with CNN over the weekend. “That would not surprise me.”

The interview also saw Geragos link Kaepernick to the Carolina Panthers, a team that signed Kaepernick’s partner-in-protest Eric Reid (recently signed to a three-year extension with the Panthers), amid news that Cam Newton could miss time in 2019 due to a shoulder injury. Kaepernick would certainly make sense for the Panthers in the sense that he plays a similar style to Newton as big throwers with the ability to make plays happen through both the air and on the ground.

But on the New England front, it feels worth mentioning that this is not the first time Geragos has tried to link the Patriots to his client.

And by now, it feels somewhat obvious that Geragos, who is far from an NFL insider, is doing his best to put stock in the social causes that Kraft has been involved in (or perhaps his friendship with rapper Meek Mill) and apply that to a potential Kaepernick signing.

The Patriots currently have Brian Hoyer on their roster as Tom Brady’s backup, with 2018 seventh-round draft pick Danny Etling also with the organization, and spending all of last season as a (rare) traveling member of the team’s practice squad.

Kaepernick, of course, has not played in the NFL since the 2016 NFL season, when he threw for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 12 games for the San Francisco 49ers.